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Madawaska Mine (Faraday Mine), Faraday Township, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada

 

Detailed Mineral List:


Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: Bancroft Mineral Museum, Bancroft, Ontario
Albite var: Peristerite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Sabina, Ann P., Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 39, Madawaska Faraday Mine, page 42.; Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71; Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Amphibole Supergroup
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Sabina, Ann P., Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 39, Madawaska Faraday Mine, page 42.
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Description: Occurs in pegmatite. Masson and Gordon say: Coarse crystalline anhydrite locally indicates uranium mineralization.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Annite
Formula: KFe2+3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: David Joyce
'Apatite'
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
'Biotite'
Reference: David Joyce; D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: scalehedrons
Description: Up to 5" in length
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71; Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Cancrinite
Formula: (Na,Ca,☐)8(Al6Si6O24)(CO3,SO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Trail,R.J. (1980), Catalogue of Canadian Minerals, GSC Paper 80-18, 87.
Chabazite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Van Velthuizen et al. (2006) Mineralogical Record 37, 287-289.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Datolite
Formula: CaB(SiO4)(OH)
Reference: Ontario MNR, "Ontario Minerals" foldout poster
'Davidite'
Reference: Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Davidite-(Ce)
Formula: (Ce,La)(Y,U,Fe)(Ti,Fe)20(O,OH)38
Description: Found at the 270 m level. Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: ontariominerals.com
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Euxenite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ca,Ce,U,Th)(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O6
Reference: Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Ferriallanite-(Ce)
Formula: {CaCe}{Fe3+AlFe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Ercit, T.Scott 2002. in "The Mess That Is Allanite” Canadian Mineralogist, Vol.40,pp 1411-1419
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
'Gmelinite' ?
Description: compiled at ontariominerals.com: "Faraday Mine, Kennedy MRV10#3p158; Leach, 200 Mineral Localities in Southern Ontario, p.37 "
Reference: ontariominerals.com
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Sabina, Ann P., Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 39, Madawaska Faraday Mine, page 42.; Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
'Hornblende'
Reference: Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Description: The ilmenite/magnetite occurrence has been moved to a separate locality because, although specimens are often labeled as being from the mine, the occurrence is actually elsewhere on the property. See: http://www.mindat.org/loc-41088.html
Reference: No reference listed
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Jan H. Bernard and Jaroslav Hyrsl,2004,Minerals and their Localities,pg # 368
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Description: The ilmenite/magnetite occurrence has been moved to a separate locality because, although specimens are often labeled as being from the mine, the occurrence is actually elsewhere on the property. See: http://www.mindat.org/loc-41088.html
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Description: Uranophane occurs as fine crystal clusters. Uranophane is a good collectors mineral and is quite profitable as a specimen.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21
Meta-autunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 6-8H2O
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: ontariominerals.com
'Mica Group'
Reference: Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71; Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Description: 2H polytype.
Reference: Rocks and Mins. For the Collector (Geol. Survey of Canada Misc Rpt# 39); J. A. Mandarino and R. I. Gait (1970) Molybdenite polytypes in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Canadian Mineralogist 10:723-729; Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Sabina, Ann P., Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 39, Madawaska Faraday Mine, page 42.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:206 & 210.; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
'Scapolite'
Reference: Collection of M. Adamowicz. ; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21
Thorite var: Uranothorite
Formula: (Th,U)SiO4
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: GSC Report 39; D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71; Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Description: Masson and Gordon (1981) say: The gabbro and pyroxenite have been foliated and contain zones of tourmaline-scapolite alteration.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Tritomite-(Y)
Formula: Y5(SiO4,BO4)3(O,OH,F)
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks & Min.:59:206 & 210.; D. D. Hogarth, H. R. Steacy, E. I. Semenov, E. G. Proshchenko, M. E. Kazakova and Z. T. Kataeva (1973) New occurrence and data for spencite. The Canadian Mineralogist 12:66-71; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Description: Occurs in pegmatite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Habit: acicular yellow needles; often in radiating groups.
Description: Uranophane occurs as fine crystal clusters. Uranophane is a good collectors mineral and is quite profitable as a specimen. Masson and Gordon say: Some large pegmatites have vuggy cores containing excellent crystals of minerals such as calcite with gypsum, pyrite, goethite, limonite/hematite, uranophane, fluorite and chalcopyrite.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Uranophane-β
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Description: Uranophane occurs as fine crystal clusters. Uranophane is a good collectors mineral and is quite profitable as a specimen.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Description: Uranophane occurs as fine crystal clusters. Uranophane is a good collectors mineral and is quite profitable as a specimen.
Reference: Rocks and Minerals For the Collector (Geological Survey of Canada Misc Report 39); Hewitt, D. F. (1967) Pegmatite Mineral Resources of Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada Industrial Mineral Report 21; Masson, S. L., & Gordon, J. B. (1981). Radioactive mineral deposits of the Pembroke-Renfrew area. Ministry of Natural Resources.Survey, Mineral Deposits Circular 23, 155
Zircon var: Cyrtolite
Formula: Zr[(SiO4),(OH)4]
Reference: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndmfiles/MDI/data/records/MDI31F04SW00037.html

References

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Hewitt, D.F. (1967) Uranium and Thorium Deposits of Southern Ontario, Ontario Department of Mines, Mineral Deposit Circular 4, p.37-38.
Griffith, J.W. (1967) The Uranium Industry-It’s History,Technology and Prospects, Mineral Report 12, Mineral Resource Division, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa, Canada p225-240
Gordon, J.B., Rybak, U.C., and Robertson, J. A. (1981) Uranium and Thorium Deposits of Southern Ontario, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5311, p.221-223.
Bedell, R.L. (1982). Influence of a metamorphosed gabbro in the control of uranium-bearing pegmatite dykes, Madawaska Mines, Bancroft, Ontario. In Uranium in granites (Vol. 81, pp. 139-144).
Martin, W. (1983) Industrial Minerals of the Algonquin Region, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 5425, p.19-20, 22.
SABINA, A.P. (1986): Rocks & minerals for the collector: Bancroft – Parry Sound area and Southern Ontario. Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 39, 182p.
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